Complex Credit Hire Fee Earner

Recruiter
Keoghs Solicitors
Location
Manchester
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Dec 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Credit Hire Fee Earner- Bolton

Keoghs is one of the leading providers of claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector. We combine proven processes, technology and a low cost infrastructure with deep legal and insurance market knowledge. This enables us to create individual solutions for each of our clients that match their requirements in terms of quality, performance and value for money.

The Fee Earner role is within our Credit Hire team in Bolton. The role of the Fee Earner is to pursue the settlement of files in line with client instruction / client guidelines to the commercial benefit of Keoghs.

Key Accountabilities

• Create initial case strategy following Client Guidelines and review of information available
• Undertake discussions and negotiations with Insured, Insurer and Third Party Solicitors to pursue the rapid and appropriate settlement of cases and the apportionment of costs
• Undertake Court Telephone Hearings to ensure progress is maximised and all actions have been undertaken to bring the case to settlement
• Timely and accurate maintenance of all case management, billing and management information systems to ensure completeness of records and aid business decision making
• Allocate funds to the appropriate client accounts as per agreed procedures to ensure the client and Keoghs receive appropriate payments
• Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls
• Undertaking periodic reviews of files in line with Client requirements
• Updating reports
• Meeting agreed performance targets
• Ensuring files are kept within ISO 9001 guidelines
• Provide written updates by email or letter to clients detailing case activity to ensure that they receive up to date and accurate information about progress when requested
• To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

Essential Skills & Attributes
• 12 months credit hire experience- preferable but not essential
• Experience of small claims and fast track matters
• Previous experience of handling own caseload
• Good standard of education – 3 GCSE's grade C or above or equivalent including Maths, English & Science as a minimum.
• Good telephone negotiation skills
• Have an understanding of case law and litigation practice & process and CPO
• Ability to use own initiative
• Ability to plan and prioritise workloads
• Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
• Ability to make decisions
• Ability to remain calm under pressure
• Ability to follow work processes and keep to Strategy yet flexible enough to adapt to change
• Proficient IT skills
Desirable
• Knowledge / experience of the litigation process
• Some knowledge of RTA
• Experience of Indemnity Principles and CCFAs

What You Can Expect From Us

•A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway
•Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard

Standard 35 hour week
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation

Strictly no agencies please